Time-out in Greek bailout talks, for 'about a week'

The "troika" of international creditors called time out Friday on lengthy bailout negotiations with the Greek government, deciding on a pause for about a week.

"The discussions since the beginning of September have been very intense," Simon O'Connor, spokesman for EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn told a regular news conference.

He said negotiators were "leaving this weekend" and "returning in about a week".


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